Divison of Construction

Construction Policy Bulletins (CPBs)

Construction Policy Bulletins are linked to the signed document until they are included in the Construction Manual  through the Manual Change Transmittal  process. At that time, the link becomes the chapter and section of the Construction Manual in which the information is included. The documents on this website will require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download from Adobe’s website (one-time setup). click here to download Adobe Acrobat reader

Policy Bulletins

CPB Number Subject Approval Date Construction Manual Chapter / Section
14-1 Americans With Disabilities Act Facilities Construction Inspection Guidance [pdf] 01-23-14 To be included in Section 4-73
  Attachment 1: 2010 Revised Standard Plan RSP A87A, “Curbs and Driveways” [pdf]    
  Attachment 2: 2010 Revised Standard Plan RSP A88A, “Curb Ramp Details” [pdf]    
  Attachment 3: 2010 Revised Standard Plan RSP A88B, “Curb Ramp and Island Passageway Details” [pdf]    
  Attachment 4: 2010 Revised Standard Plan RSP A90A, “Accessible Parking Off-Street” [pdf]    
  Attachment 5: 2010 Revised Standard Plan RSP A90B, “Accessible Parking On-Street” [pdf]    
  Attachment 6: Form CEM-3673A, “Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report, Sidewalk” [pdf]    
  Attachment 7: Form CEM-3673B, “Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report, Sidewalk at Driveway” [pdf]    
  Attachment 8: Form CEM-3673C, “Curb Ramp (Case A) Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report” [pdf]    
  Attachment 9: Form CEM-3673D, “Curb Ramp (Case B) Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report” [pdf]    
13-3 Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Substitution and Reporting [pdf] 11-21-13 To be included in Section 8-3
  Attachment 1: Form CEM-2402(S), “Final Report—Utilization of Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE), State Funded Projects Only” [pdf]    
  Attachment 2: Form CEM-2405, “Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, Substitution Request to the Department of General Services (DGS)” [pdf]    
13-2 Inertial Profiler Construction Inspection Guidance [pdf] 08-27-13 To be included in Sections 4-39 and 4-40
13-1 Construction to Maintenance 90% Best Management Practices Completion Walkthrough [pdf] 07-26-13 To be included in Section 5-006
  Attachment: MTCE-0023, “Construction To Maintenance 90% BMP Completion Walkthrough” [pdf]    
12-5 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Changes [pdf] 10-08-12 To be included in Section 8-303
  Attachment 1: Form CEM-2401, “Substitution Report for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (UDBE)” [pdf]    
  Attachment 2: Form CEM-2402F, “Final Report - Utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises First- Tier Subcontractors” [pdf]    
  Attachment 3: Form CEM-2403F, “Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Certification Status Change” [pdf]    
  Attachment 4: Form CEM 2404F, “Monthly DBE/UDBE Trucking Verification” [pdf]    
12-4 Field-Sampling Procedures for Traffic Paint, Thermoplastic, and Glass Beads [pdf] 09-20-12 To be included in Sections 4-84, 6-203
  Attachment: California Test 406, “Method of Test for Field-Sampling of Pavement Marking Materials” [pdf]    
12-3 Pavement Safety Edge [pdf] 08-09-12 To be included in Chapter 4-39, 4-40
  Attachment 1: Implementation of Pavement Safety Edge Memorandum [pdf]    
  Attachment 2: Safety Edge Implementation-FAQs [pdf]    
  Attachment 3: 2006 Standard Plans-Pavement Edge Treatments [pdf]    
  Attachment 4: 2010 Standard Plans-Pavement Edge Treatments [pdf]    
  Attachment 5: 2006 Standard Special Provisions (39-070_E_A01-2012 & 40-400_E_A01-20-12 [pdf]    
  Attachment 6: 2010 Standard Special Provisions (39-1.30_A01-20-12 & 40-1_X2_A01-20-12 [pdf]    
  Attachment 7: Sample Project Plans [pdf]    
12-2 Initiating, Terminating, and Reporting on Projects Subject to the Provisions of the Construction General Permit [pdf] 03-28-12 To be included in Section 7-104B
11-5 Revised Guidance for SMARA [pdf] 11-01-11  
11-1 Primavera P6 CPM Scheduling Software [pdf] 05-17-11 To be included in Section 3-803
10-3 Administration of Emergency Force Account and Emergency Limited Bid Contracts [pdf] 04-07-10 To be included in Chapter 5-502
10-2 Contract Change Order Standardized Clause on Merited Disputes [pdf] 02-17-10 To be included in Chapter 5-3
10-1 Emissions Reduction [pdf] 02-25-10 To be included in Chapter 7-104A
09-17 State-Only Funded Contract Retention [pdf] 12-10-09  
09-13 Aerially Deposited Lead [pdf] 10-27-2009 To be included in Chapter 7-106C
  Attachment 1: Form CEM-1901BURIAL LOCATION OF SOIL CONTAINING AERIALLY DEPOSITED LEAD [pdf]    
09-11 Final Materials Certification [pdf] 08-13-2009 To be included in Chapter 6-108
  Attachment 1 Form CEM-6302 [pdf]    
09-6 Oversight Project Completion Checklist [pdf] 05-07-2009 To be included in Chapter 5-007A
09-4 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Monthly Employment Reporting Requirements—Federal-Aid Contracts [pdf] 04-06-2009  
09-3 Race-Conscious/Race-Neutral Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program [pdf] 04-01-2009 To be included in Chapter 8-3, 8-3.01C
08-3 Hot Mix Asphalt Materials Acceptance [pdf] 07-03-2008 To be included in Chapter 6-109
  Table 6-1.6 [pdf]    
08-2 Construction Project Stormwater Compliance Evaluation Plan [pdf] 06-30-2008 To be included in Chapter 7-104B
07-7 Release Procedures for Materials Requiring Fit-for-Purpose Decisions [pdf] 12-28-2007 To be included in Chapter 6-202, 5-302
  Attachment 1 Blue Tag Procedures    
07-6 Progress Pay—Entering Contract Milestones into the Contract Administration System [pdf] 9-20-2007 To be included in Chapter 3-802, 5-104C
07-2 Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Substitutiont [pdf] 4-23-2007 To be included in Chapter 3-801c,8-3,
07-1 Certification Program for Suppliers of Asphalt [pdf] 2-21-2007 To be included in Chapter 6
  Attachment: Authorization to Proceed [pdf]    
       

CPBs already incorporated via Manual Change Transmittals

 

CPB Number

Subject

Construction Manual Chapter/Section

12-1 Use of "Other Days" 3-8
11-4 Construction Response to Audit Reports 5-4
11-3 Alternative Dispute Resolution for Projects with a Total Bid of Less Than $3 Million 3-5
11-2 Construction Safety Checklists 2-1
10-7 Dispute Resolution Advisor 3-5
10-6 Revised Special Provision for Asphalt Price Adjustments 3-9
10-5 Changes to the Dispute Review Board Process 3-5
10-4 Smart Start—Beginning of Work Specification 3-8
09-16 Managing Construction Project Budgets 5-2
09-15 Revised Table 5-4.4, “Delegation of Authority” of Construction Manual 5-4
09-14 Request for Information 3-5
09-12 Claim Settlement Request Memorandum Confidentiality 5-4
09-10 Removing Traffic Stripes and Pavement Markings 4-15
09-9 Rental Invoice Reimbursement for Equipment on the Jobsite 3-9
09-8 Asphalt Construction Details 4-92
09-7 Hot Mix Asphalt Construction Details 4-39
09-5 Minor B Contract Claim Process 5-4
09-2 Asphalt Price Adjustments 3-9
09-1 Partial Payment for Structural Concrete, Bridge 3-9
08-6 Force Account Markups 3-9
08-5 Seventy Percent Subcontracting 3-5
08-4 Federal Highway Administration Involvement in Contract Administration 5-0, 5-3
08-1 Contractor Indemnification and Insurance 5-102
07-5 Apprentice Registration—Federal Aid Contracts 8-1, 8-2,
07-4 Federal Highway Administration Form FHWA-47M 3-9, 5-1
07-3 Resident Engineer Policy 1-1
06-10 Trucking Owner-Operator Certification Status Form Labor Compliance Manual
06-9 Payment of Construction Disputes with Merit 5-4
06-8 Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Report 7-109
06-7 Race-Neutral Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Replaced by CPB 09-3
06-6 Executed Contract Change Order Copy Distribution 5-3
06-5 CCO Approval Delegation 5-3
06-4 Beginning of Work 3-8
06-3 Contract Change Order Memorandum (Form CEM-4903) 5-307
06-2 Informal Dispute Review Board Process 3-5
06-1 Prior Authorization to Proceed 5-3
05-5 Contractor Assignment or Name or Address Change
Attachments
5-1
05-4 Revised - Suspected Fraudulent Test and Inspection Reports 3-6 , 3-7, 3-8
05-3 Compensation Adjustment for Price Index Fluctuations 3-9
05-2 Disposal of Material Outside the Highway Right-of-Way 3-708 , 7-106
05-1 Suspected Fraudulent Test and Inspection Reports 3-6 , 3-7, 3-8
04-4 Use of Tapered Notched Wedge Device for Longitudinal Joints on Asphalt Concrete Pavement 4-3902A , 4-3903B
04-3 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Adoption 1-308 , 2-201 , 2-206F , 2-207
04-2 Retention Policy Modification 3-909
04-1 Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Report 7-109
03-11 Scope of Contract 3-4
03-9 Title 6 Equal Opportunity Complaints and Contract Administration 8-2
03-7 Title 7 Equal Employment Opportunity Complaints and Reporting 8-2
03-6 Character of Workers 3-5
03-5 Claim Administration Delegation of Authority 5-4.69
03-3 Communication between the Resident Engineer and Federal Highway Administration Transportation Engineer on State Administered Projects 5-3
03-2 Overhead Sign Structures 4-56
03-1 Paint Binder Tack Coat Guidelines 4-39 , 4-92, 4-94
02-5 Contract Change Order Coding System 5-302, 5-307
02-3 Expanded Use of Dispute Review Boards 5-4
02-2 Arbritration Payment Process 5-409B
02-1 Dispute Review Board Process and Responsibilities 5-4
  CEM-6202  
  CEM-6203  
  CEM-6204  
  CEM-6205  
01-5 Contract Offset 3-9
  Notice of Opportunity for Offset Hearing
01-3 Audit Request Procedure 5-407
Audit Process, Sample, Attachment to Audit Request
General Info, Request for State Audit
CPA Desk Guide
01-2 Required District Director's Board of Review (BOR) Meetings 5-404G
Sample Claim Position Letter
Sample Final Estimate Cover Memo (1)
Sample Final Estimate Cover Memo (2)
01-1 Major Construction Incidents 2-3
Major Incident Notification, Instructions
00-8 Contract Administration of Time Related Overhead 3-8 , 3-9 , 5-4
00-7 Termination of Contractors Control and Termination of Contract 3-807 and 3-810
00-6 Additional Funds Request Process 5-203
Request for Additional Funds, Program Advisers
00-5 Section 3-704E Highway Maintenance 3-704 and 5-006
Section 5-006 Maintenance Reviews
00-4 Cost Reduction Incentive Proposal Procedures 3-514
00-3 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Reporting 8-3
  CEM-2401  
  CEM-2402F  
  CEM-2403F  
  CEM-2404F  
00-2 High Groundwater 4-1903A(8)
00-1 Storm Water Notice of Completion of Construction, NOC Form 7-104 and 5-101
99-8 Horizontal/Vertical Clearance Changes and Bridge Permit Rating 3-705A(1)
  Attached forms can be found on CEFS: TR0019,TR0020, TR0029  
99-7 COZEEP Procedures, Task Order, Daily Report Form, Worksheet 2-215
99-6 COZEEP Guidelines 2-215A
99-5.1 Contract Change Order Approval Delegation FAQs 5-3
99-4 Contractor Indemnification and Insurance FAQs 3-701
99-2 Removal of Yellow Traffic Stripe and Pavement Markings 7-106B(2)
99-1 Contract Acceptance and Relief of Maintenance Process 3-709 and 3-710
  Attachments  
96-7 After Acceptance Estimates 3-910
96-6 Overhead Audits 5-407
96-5 Claims Resolution Approval Authority Table 5-4.1
96-4 Claims Resolution Time Charging Practices 5-401
96-3 Traffic Control System Adjustment 4-1203O(1)
96-2 Use of Leftover Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) 4-9003A
96-1 Frequency of Sampling - Structural Concrete Table 6-1.4
95-7 Storm Water Management Program 7-104B
95-6 Travel Costs for Out of State Inspections 3-606
95-5 Trade Names Alternatives, Signing and Delineation Materials 2-209
95-4 Construction Area Signs 4-1203F
95-3 Availability of Changeable Message Signs (CMS) 4-1203J
95-2 Application of 5% Markup for Subcontracted Work 3-904C
95-1 Field Inspection and Release of Materials 6-302